Blog • June 28, 2019

Am I at risk for an ACL injury?

An estimated 200,000 anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries occur in the United States each year, making it the most common and disabling condition in sports medicine. Fort HealthCare’s EDGE Program has been focused on reducing the risk of ACL injuries by helping athletes identify areas of vulnerability and by implementing these programs into athletic training sessions and games.

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Blog • November 17, 2018

Run Safely This Winter by Amie Ramczyk, MPT

It is that time of year when the temperature begins to drop and the days are shorter. Because of this many people believe it means the morning and evening outdoor runs and walks need to come to an end. This is very far from the truth, in my personal opinion; it is my favorite time of the year to go for morning runs. I find it very relaxing and peaceful to be out there in the dark with not many people around.

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Blog • May 11, 2018

Managing Muscle Soreness

Beginning an exercise program can start at any time. Whether you are just starting to work out or have been working out for years, muscle soreness is a common part of the process.

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Blog • April 21, 2018

What are shin splints?

As a Licensed Athletic Trainer, I see a lot of athletes in the spring with medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) or better known as shin splints. Shin splints are most common in track and field and cross country, but are also seen in other sports such as soccer and basketball.

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Blog • March 9, 2018

Sports-related skin infections

Licensed Athletic Trainers are one of the first lines of defense when it comes to skin infections. ATs have knowledge in preventing, assessing, treating, and educating athletes regarding skin conditions.

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Blog • February 4, 2018

Ankle injuries: To brace, or to tape?

During every sport season and in virtually all sports, coaches and athletic trainers are faced with athletes who have a history of “weak” ankles, which can lead to ankle injury. The traditional approach has been to tape these players. Unfortunately, this has been proven to be a poor choice.

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